Selina Hunt McKinney, PhD, APRN, P/MHNP-BC

Rural and Minority Health Research Center

Phone: 803.251.6317
Email: hunts@mailbox.sc.edu

University of South Carolina
College of Nursing
1601 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208


Completed Projects - (1)

  • Perceived Facilitators and Barriers to Rural Ambulatory Care Practice Among Registered Nurses
    Although a quarter of all registered nurses work in ambulatory care settings, little research has addressed the factors associated with their remaining in the profession and current job settings. The current study will survey a sample of rural and urban nurses to ascertain perceived facilitators and barriers to remaining in rural practice.
    Research center: Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Topics: Nurses and nurse practitioners, Workforce

Publications - (3)

  • Perceived Facilitators and Barriers to Rural Nursing Practice
    Policy Brief
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 08/2019
    A web-based survey was disseminated to a geographically diverse sample of nurses throughout the U.S. to assess perceived barriers and facilitators to nursing practice; job satisfaction; and self-identified challenges in nursing work environments and patient care. Of particular interest were nurses in ambulatory care practices.
  • RN-to-BSN Programs: Challenges for Rural Nurse Education
    Policy Brief
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 10/2019
    To ascertain the status of rural-focused nursing education, we surveyed registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing (RN-to-BSN) programs. Using an American Association of Colleges of Nursing mailing list, surveys were mailed to all schools with RN-to-BSN programs. This report summarizes responses from the 237 that completed surveys.
  • Rural Registered Nurses: Educational Preparation, Workplace, and Salary
    Policy Brief
    Rural and Minority Health Research Center
    Date: 10/2019
    Using national data from census data from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample, this brief looks at the reported education levels and worksites of rural and urban registered nurses.